A Software Approach for Combating Asymmetries of Non-Volatile Memories

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
The recent advances in non-volatile memory technologies promise the delivery of future high performance and low power computing systems. While these technologies provide attractive features, they exhibit different degrees of asymmetric read/write behavior, resulting in under utilization of the technology benefits in many scenarios. Future systems should be aware of this asymmetry to fully utilize these memory technologies. In this paper, the authors propose software dispatch, a cross-layer approach to distribute data to appropriate memory resources based on an application's data access characteristics.
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